Sunday, November 27, 2011

Disability Blog Carnival #77 is up NOW!

The question is who inspired you?

1. to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence: His courage inspired his followers.
2. to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence in others.
3. to influence or impel: Competition inspired her to greater efforts.
4. to animate, as an influence, feeling, thought, or the like, does: They were inspired by a belief in a better future.

I am inspired by that person who is worse off than me and who just picks themselves up and gets on with it. The homeless guy selling 'The Big Issue' Magazine on the street corner in Sydney, Mahatma Gandhi who stuck to his ideals even when imprisoned, those who endured physical and mental and spiritual hardship like those at the concentration camps of Auschwitz. I suppose the theme here could be perserverance through adversity. 'Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.' Dennis P. Kimbro

Psychiatrists believe that Who inspires you most suggests not only what you are able to acknowledge within yourself, but also the scope of vision you hold as possible in your own life. From an article by Matt Laughlin.
I suppose the people who inspire me encourage me to perservere and carry on because I realize the difficulties that people endured are much more severe than the physical grumblings of my body.
Disability Studies, Temple U.: Disability Blog Carnival #77 is up NOW!

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